Each week the Monday Mix showcases three brand new songs from the opbmusic broadcast. This week we feature a driving power-pop song, some distorted 90’s-inspired rock, and a beautiful clean-cut indie track.
BRONCHO – Get in My Car
Oklahoma rockers BRONCHO are known for their punk attitude and their incredibly catchy power-pop songs. On the band’s newest single, “Get in my Car,” a backdrop of light guitar melodies and peppy beats creates a fun atmosphere punctuated by singer Ryan Lindsey’s mumbled staccato vocals. BRONCHO performs at Star Theater in Portland on Sept. 9.
Arthur C. Lee - I Do
Veteran Portland musician Arthur C. Lee (Sean Flynn and The Royal We, Ezza Rose) recently released his first solo album last Friday, titled “History Of.” Our favorite track, “I Do,” is a graceful indie rock song that blends serene guitar melodies, crisp piano notes and dreamy falsetto vocals. And oh yeah, Lee is also an opbmusic DJ who you can hear Fridays at 9 a.m. (rebroadcast at 6 p.m.).
Marika Hackman – Boyfriend
“Boyfriend” is the first track off of Marika Hackman’s newest album, “I’m Not Your Man.” While delving into topics of relationships, angst, and female sexuality, Hackman’s vocal performance has a fierceness that channels the very best of Liz Phair. Marika Hackman and The Big Moon play at Mississippi Studios on Aug. 2.